• Imaging of Periprosthetic Infection.

      Carty, Fiona; Walsh, Anne; Cashman, James Patrick; Consultant Radiologist Department of Radiology Mater Misercordiae University Hospital Dublin, Ireland. (2013-05-22)
      Periprosthetic infection is one of the most challenging and difficult complications in orthopaedics. It can result in significant patient distress and disability, with repeated surgeries, increased cost and utilization of medical resources, and in rare cases even mortality. The biggest challenge to date is the correct diagnosis of periprosthetic infection and implementation of effective treatment regimens capable of eradicating the organism. This article reviews the various modalities used in the imaging of periprosthetic and post-arthroplasty infection.